How to Spell with Dyslexia Using a Memory Palace


By: Harriet Cook


Using a memory palace to learn how to spell can help circumvent some of the challenges posed by dyslexia as it completely removes text from the learning process and replaces it with space and image. In the video below Dr Aaron Ralby of Linguisticator uses a virtual memory palace to show how people with dyslexia can learn how to spell the word "beautiful".

Beginning with a story about an ill bear, a wise elephant, an ant, a unicorn, a tiger, a pesky iguana, a fox and a lion, Aaron then explains the memory palace concept. The three primary components needed to build a memory palace are mnemonics (associations you create between something you know and something you are trying to learn), a space (in which we can organise our mnemonics) and a narrative (so we can connect individual pieces together).

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